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OBITUARY

Essie "Bill" Hicks Johns Adcock

March 20, 1925February 12, 2020
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Essie “Bill” Hicks Johns Adcock, 94, of Gladstone passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Fairmont Crossing. Born March 20, 1925, in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Massie Hicks, Sr. and the late Nellie Roberts Hicks.

Essie was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Essie was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Essie is survived by her children, Lloyd “Buddy” Johns and his wife Linda of Hurt and Dianne Mawyer and her husband Steve of Gladstone; one brother, Albert Massie Hicks, Jr.; six grandchildren, Christopher Johns, Jamey Snow, Alex Snow, Tiffany Snow, Jessica Maddox and John Mawyer; five great grandchildren, Christian Johns, Gabe Johns, Abby Snow, Jackson Snow and Keyston Maddox; and other loving family members and friends.

Her love and kindness will live in our hearts forever.

A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2020, at Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Rev. Cynthia Branham officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery in Amherst. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020, at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.

Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.

  • FAMILY

  • Albert Massie Hicks, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Nellie Roberts Hicks, Mother (deceased)
  • Lloyd "Buddy" Johns, Son
  • Linda Johns, Daughter-in-law
  • Dianne Mawyer, Daughter
  • Steve Mawyer, Son-in-law
  • Albert Massie Hicks, Jr., Brother
  • Christopher Johns, Grandson
  • Jamey Snow, Grandchild
  • Alex Snow, Grandchild
  • Tiffany Snow, Granddaughter
  • Jessica Maddox, Granddaughter
  • John Mawyer, Grandson
  • Christian Johns, Great Grandson
  • Gabe Johns, Great Grandson
  • Abby Snow, Great Granddaughter
  • Jackson Snow, Great Grandson
  • Keyston Maddox, Great Grandchild
  • Essie is also survived by other loving family members and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jamey Snow
  • Alex Snow
  • John Mawyer
  • Chester Coles
  • Christian Johns

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 17, 2020

Memories

Essie "Bill" Hicks Johns Adcock

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Jack Snow

February 17, 2020

Dear Granny and Grandpa

I remember whenever I stayed the night, she would always have wrestling on. One of the main reasons I love wrestling today. Just know I'm one call away. I love you both!

Linda Crist

February 14, 2020

Buddy and Diane, I met your mom about 30 years ago but have never forgotten her kindness and sweet smile. I know she will be greatly missed. Thinking of you and all your family. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Vickie Essex

February 13, 2020

Diane, Tiffany and Jessica,
There are so many fond memories of your mother "Bill". She was a genuine lady with love and affection for everyone. God bless your family in this difficult time.
Love,
Vickie Essex

Louise Irby

February 13, 2020

I will always remember that Beautiful Joyful laugh Bill had you could always pick it out in a crowded room.
Rest In Peace Sweet Lady

Tiffany Snow

February 13, 2020

This woman was an angel all her life and has now gained her wings. Love you Granny!

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Biography

Essie “Bill” Hicks Johns Adcock, 94, of Gladstone passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Fairmont Crossing. Born March 20, 1925, in Amherst County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Massie Hicks, Sr. and the late Nellie Roberts Hicks.

Essie was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Essie was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Essie is survived by her children, Lloyd “Buddy” Johns and his wife Linda of Hurt and Dianne Mawyer and her husband Steve of Gladstone; one brother, Albert Massie Hicks, Jr.; six grandchildren, Christopher Johns, Jamey Snow, Alex Snow, Tiffany Snow, Jessica Maddox and John Mawyer; five great grandchildren, Christian Johns, Gabe Johns, Abby Snow, Jackson Snow and Keyston Maddox; and other loving family members and friends.

Her love and kindness will live in our hearts forever.

A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2020, at Whitten Monelison Chapel with the Rev. Cynthia Branham officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery in Amherst. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020, at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.

Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.